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Six months since first UK Covid death: timeline of key numbers

Six months since first UK Covid death: timeline of key numbers

Six months since first UK Covid death: timeline of key numbers

01 September 2020

Dates and statistics that chart the rise of the UK’s coronavirus death toll.


Teenager killed in sightseeing boat crash died of ‘abdominal injury’

Teenager killed in sightseeing boat crash died of ‘abdominal injury’

Teenager killed in sightseeing boat crash died of ‘abdominal injury’

01 September 2020

Emily Lewis was among 12 people taken to hospital.


New director-general Tim Davie says BBC must be ‘universal public service’

New director-general Tim Davie says BBC must be ‘universal public service’

New director-general Tim Davie says BBC must be ‘universal public service’

01 September 2020

He is spending his first day in the job in Glasgow.


Just 365 fines issued for passengers breaking face covering rules

Just 365 fines issued for passengers breaking face covering rules

Just 365 fines issued for passengers breaking face covering rules

01 September 2020

Face coverings, which can be a mask, scarf or piece of cloth, became mandatory in public transport in England on June 15.


Government extends emergency agreement with Great Western Railway

Government extends emergency agreement with Great Western Railway

Government extends emergency agreement with Great Western Railway

01 September 2020

Emergency Measures Agreements were introduced for all rail franchises in March to keep trains running despite a drop in demand caused by Covid-19.


Simon Case set to be named UK’s top civil servant as shake-up continues – report

Simon Case set to be named UK’s top civil servant as shake-up continues – report

Simon Case set to be named UK’s top civil servant as shake-up continues – report

01 September 2020

Five top civil servants had departed Whitehall this year, amid a shake-up said to have been sparked by Boris Johnson’s senior aide Dominic Cummings.


Royal Mail Group develops online ‘safe spaces’ portal for domestic abuse victims

Royal Mail Group develops online ‘safe spaces’ portal for domestic abuse victims

Royal Mail Group develops online ‘safe spaces’ portal for domestic abuse victims

01 September 2020

The portal will be launched on external and internal websites across Royal Mail Group.


GPS tags used to track UK’s smallest sea birds

GPS tags used to track UK’s smallest sea birds

GPS tags used to track UK’s smallest sea birds

01 September 2020

Scientists have used the technology to discover the Storm Petrel regularly travels up to 186 miles for feeding.


What the papers say – September 1

What the papers say – September 1

What the papers say – September 1

01 September 2020

The battle for schools to catch up from delays caused by the coronavirus features prominently on the nation’s front pages.


Tim Davie takes over as BBC director-general as Lord Tony Hall steps down

Tim Davie takes over as BBC director-general as Lord Tony Hall steps down

Tim Davie takes over as BBC director-general as Lord Tony Hall steps down

31 August 2020

His appointment comes during a turbulent time for the corporation.


Boris Johnson under pressure from backbenches as MPs return to Westminster

Boris Johnson under pressure from backbenches as MPs return to Westminster

Boris Johnson under pressure from backbenches as MPs return to Westminster

31 August 2020

The Prime Minister will chair a meeting of his Cabinet on Tuesday morning, ahead of the resumption of Parliament.


Manchester United star Marcus Rashford leads new child food poverty task force

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford leads new child food poverty task force

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford leads new child food poverty task force

31 August 2020

Rashford said the task force is endorsing three national food strategy policy recommendations.


Organisers of Brecon Beacons rave face hefty fines

Organisers of Brecon Beacons rave face hefty fines

Organisers of Brecon Beacons rave face hefty fines

31 August 2020

Multiple raves have been shutdown across the country this bank holiday weekend.


Putting Portugal back on quarantine list ‘would cause more chaos and hardship’

Putting Portugal back on quarantine list ‘would cause more chaos and hardship’

Putting Portugal back on quarantine list ‘would cause more chaos and hardship’

31 August 2020

Willie Walsh, boss of BA’s parent company, said the UK has ‘officially hung up the ‘Closed’ sign’.


Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed next year

Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed next year

Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed next year

31 August 2020

His comments come after Labour called for a delay to next year’s exams.


10 days of climate change protests planned for central London

10 days of climate change protests planned for central London

10 days of climate change protests planned for central London

31 August 2020

Police have warned demonstrators that they could be arrested if they do not comply with conditions on Tuesday.


Abandoned kitten adopted after weekend hidden in police car’s engine

Abandoned kitten adopted after weekend hidden in police car’s engine

Abandoned kitten adopted after weekend hidden in police car’s engine

31 August 2020

The cat was left on the side of a road last week and then survived three days under the bonnet.


Aiden, Bella, Christoph: Storm names revealed for 2020-21

Aiden, Bella, Christoph: Storm names revealed for 2020-21

Aiden, Bella, Christoph: Storm names revealed for 2020-21

31 August 2020

Phoebe, Veronica and Wilson are also among the names.


Pupils worried about returning to school after lockdown, survey finds

Pupils worried about returning to school after lockdown, survey finds

Pupils worried about returning to school after lockdown, survey finds

31 August 2020

More than half of young people surveyed said they had previously been concerned about going back to school after a holiday because of bullying.


Body found in search for missing diplomat

Body found in search for missing diplomat

Body found in search for missing diplomat

31 August 2020

Richard Morris was the ambassador to Nepal between 2015 and November 2019 and accompanied the Duke of Sussex during his tour of the country in 2016.


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